Mixer Lewis House
14 Tillinghast Place
architect: Jessie May Anthony Mixer
owner: Knowlton Mixer
years built: 1900-1901
Built by Mrs. Mixer in 1900, this house was remodeled by its present owner after a fire. The big, well-proportioned windows, the simple composition and lack of extraneous detail contrast agreeably with the elaborate, stylistic ‘correctness’ of most of the houses built in the twenties.
Such work, although lacking Wright’s creative force, suggests the possibility that residence design can be contemporary and American, dignified and simple, without any great modification of basic structure or accepted domestic traditions.
A really new architecture will not grow up this way but the absurdites of stylistic anachronism can at least be avoided.